Core Student Learning Outcomes


Core Student Learning Outcomes

Core Student Learning Goals for Basic Academic Skills - Assessment Rubrics

Required in the Core only but available to all majors / programs

  1. Reading and Study Skills – The student will be able to critically read, interpret, and apply text within a variety of academic contexts.
  2. Scientific Reasoning – The student will be able to observe, suggest a hypothesis, design an experiment, predict logical outcomes, make judgments on conclusions based on empirical evidence and communicate the process effectively.
  3. Technological Literacy -- The student will have the knowledge, decision-making skills, and technical ability to use, manage, understand and assess technology academically, professionally and personally.

Required in the Core and all Majors / Programs

  1. Writing – The student will be able to write an informative discipline-appropriate researched essay, which establishes and develops an effective context and purpose for writing and accurately integrates and documents quality primary and secondary sources using the appropriate style guide.
  2. Critical Thinking – The student will develop a habit of mind utilizing purposeful, reflective judgment that manifests itself in reasoned consideration of evidence, context, methods, standards, and conceptualizations in deciding what to believe and what to do.
  3. Information Literacy – The student will be able to determine nature and extent of information needed, effectively access information in a variety of formats, evaluate sources critically, successfully integrate new knowledge into his/her own knowledge base and value system, and understand the legal and ethical issues in the use of all formats of information.
  4. Oral Communications – The student will be able to speak/present in an organized way that uses appropriate language and vocabulary.  The delivery will be polished presenting the central message with sufficient supporting material.
  5. Quantitative Reasoning – The student will be able to demonstrate a comfort and competency in working with numerical data, solve quantitative problems from a variety of life situations, create arguments supported by quantitative evidence and communicate those arguments using words, tables, graphs and mathematical equations as appropriate.

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